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North Korean leader ‘unsure if he can trust’ US

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SEOUL: North Korean leader wants a “successful” summit with the U.S. president next month, but Kim Jong-un is yet to be convinced he can actually trust Washington to hold up any potential agreement, South Korean president said Sunday. Moon Jae-in made the remarks at a briefing following surprise border talks with Kim a day earlier, their […]

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Parliament has no power to annul vote results: Al-Sadr

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BAGHDAD: The Iraqi parliament has no jurisdiction to annul the results of the country’s parliamentary election, firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said Sunday. In a statement, al-Sadr’s spokesman Jaafar al-Moussawi said the election commission is responsible for looking into complaints about the vote results. “What the parliament is doing is an attempt to violate the powers […]

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UAE strives to become financial innovation center, taking advantage of China’s B&R Initiative

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DUBAI (Xinhua) — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has stepped up its efforts to position itself as a center of banking and financial technology innovation to take advantage of the China-proposed Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative. The efforts are led by the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), which […]

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Iran awaits European’s proposals to implement nuke deal: FM

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TEHRAN  (Xinhua) — Following the U.S. withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal, Iran is waiting for the European proposals to continue implementing it, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday. Talking to Tasnim news agency, Zarif pointed to the recent negotiations between the Iranian and European delegations to save the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. […]

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Bahrain FM: No resolution in sight for Qatar crisis, Qatar blocks goods from quartet

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DUBAI: Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa said his country sees “no resolution in sight” in the Gulf crisis between Qatar and the four boycotting countries, according to an interview with London-based Arabic international newspaper Alsharq Alawsat. “The information in our hands today does not indicate any glimmer of hope for a solution now, […]

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Reports say ex-U.S. ambassador in DPRK for talks on Trump-Kim summit

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WASHINGTON, May 27 (Xinhua) — Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Sung Kim on Sunday crossed into the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to talk about the preparation for a summit between leaders of the two nations, local report said. Sung Kim, a former U.S. ambassador to South Korea and ex-nuclear negotiator, was summoned […]

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Putin, Abe agree to continue cooperation on working out peace treaty

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MOSCOW (Xinhua) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday discussed a post-World War II peace treaty and agreed to keep on searching for solutions to relevant issues, according to the Kremlin. “During the talks we discussed issues related to the peace treaty. We feel it important to continue a […]

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Detained Iranian-British woman to face ‘security charges’

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TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that an Iranian-British woman detained in Tehran is to face trial on “security charges.” Tasnim quotes the head of Tehran Revolutionary Court, Mousa Ghazanfarabadi, making the announcement, without elaborating. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe appeared last Sunday at branch 15 of the Revolutionary court and requested a lawyer. The […]

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Colombians head to polls to elect new president

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BOGOTA, Colombia : More than 36 million Colombian voters will head to the polls on Sunday morning to elect the country’s new president who would rule the country till 2022. The votes will be cast at over 11,000 polling stations across the country. Voting will begin at 8.00 a.m. local time and continue till 4.00 p.m. […]

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Turkey aims for global leadership in health tourism

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ANKARA (Xinhua) — As a country known as an ideal destination for enjoying sun-bathing beach holidays, Turkey is also aiming to become a global leader in health tourism with a series of recent measures introduced by the government. Suffering a long wait before getting treatment or surgery in their own countries, foreigners, especially the Europeans, […]

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